Routine stressors and anxiety triggers like vehicle accidents, car stops, department politics and any other number of prolific tragic scenarios can wear down even the most resilient police officer or first responder. Find out how to spot cumulative PTSD and how to help create healthy coping mechanisms.
Whether firefighters are responding to an aggressive fire or a similar emergency, serving their community can be a challenging and rewarding experience. However, the need to protect civilians can wear down even the toughest warriors with many traumatic events taking their toll on mental health and leading to a wide variety of issues such as burnout.
Members of the EMT/Paramedic force often face situations that are hard to describe with words. Each day becomes more of a chore, tasks begin to become mundane and lose purpose. If you feel like you have lost the joy you once had in EMS, you might have EMS burnout.